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Aug 3, 2013 11:00pm PDT
, even ordering dinner in. with only 25 hours left. many people who use b.a.r.t. are bracing for a crippling strike. >> in oakland, negotiators have been meeting all day and they're still a it. >> that's right. we haven't seen the negotiators leave for the night so as far as we know, they are still in the building hashing it owl. earlier at 7:00, we did hear from one of the upper negotiators who told us, quote, we are working on it. she went on to say the two sides have been discussing some of the major sticking points, including salary and benefits. >> the unions understand the gravity of the situation. we know today is august 3rd. i think that is a breakthrough to the district. they recognize today is august 3rd. so we don't have a lot of time. >> inside this building on west grand, close to oakland, talks continue between b.a.r.t. and the two largest unions. so far there are no indications from either side that any major progress is being made to avert a strike monday morning. one that could lead hundreds of thousands of commuters stranded or stuck in grid lock. >> it make
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Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
for the people who use this bridge every day. drivers got plenty of warning that a bridge closure was coming. >> going to take the kids across it. we'll walk the bridge with everybody else and hope to be one of the first million people to cross it. >> there were a lot of folks who wanted to be the last person to cross the bay bridge before it closed. some people were driving in slow motion and got the attention of the chp. >> the chp was on hand to clear the people out. they were in fact some of the last vehicles over. whether they got the last vehicle title doesn't matter as long as they got to have that last moment. >> reporter: the bridge closed at 8:05 and soon after that, the work began. >> still be grinding, grading, repaving, striping and creating a new roadway. between the toll plaza and the new east span of the bridge. >> reporter: the caltrans spokesperson says that 3 tons of dirt and gravel will be coming out. by tuesday the seismically safe side by side eastern span will be open. >> the port of oakland will be to the right, the east bay hills straight ahead. you come through the
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Aug 30, 2013 11:00pm PDT
spending days on the fire lines. >> we were on 24-hour shifts up there. but we're used to working, and we know that when we go out to these incidents, that that's what we're out there for. we can't take a break when we're out there, because the fire doesn't take a break. the fire keeps burning through the grass and the trees and things like that. so if the fire doesn't stop, we can't stop. >> even these firefighters said they were stunned by the size of the fire. telling us they had never seen a blaze that big. >> the rim fire plus the bay bridge closure equalled trouble for labor day travelers this weekend. clogged highways and closed or destroyed campgrounds forced a lot of people to change their plans. nbc bay area's george kiriyama is live in saratoga to show us. george? >> reporter: terry, it's true. people are staying closer to home this holiday weekend. all you have to do is go to campgrounds like this one here in saratoga. for some, it was no-brainer. >> you know, they love it. >> reporter: ari had his labor day weekend planned out for weeks. his family would camp out near lake ta
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Aug 4, 2013 11:00pm PDT
and told us they are disappointed with this decision. they wanted a resolution for the workers and they wanted one tonight. but what this does mean is that b.a.r.t. trains will be running tomorrow and through the week. the governor called a seven-day board of inquiry. and b.a.r.t. and negotiators from the two largest unions will have a chance to present their cases. this will happen locally. they will all detail what happened in the last several weeks of negotiations while proposals were put forth and the board will determine whether there will be a 30 or 60 day cooling off period or none at all. >> and the evidence we experienced is it is a waste of time. is it the eve of a strike. i mean, this is when we should have been locked into some final positions and get it resolved. that was not happening. the issue now is they will try to determine how long it will take for b.a.r.t. to get serious. >> the talks began to deteriorate as the evening wore on results in this. the lead negotiator came out of the building and he was headed to talk to some people and get more input and said
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Aug 29, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. inning bay area's george kiriyama joins us. >> reporter: at this point, detectives on both sides of the bay are trying to figure out if they're dealing with the same person. only the we walked the the san mateo neighbor who came face to face with the snake sbuk. she asked us not to give her name or show her face. when we showed the sketch -- >> she had the cap on and she had short hair. >> reporter: she recognized her as the person who knocked on her door. she said she was from san mateo animal control and told the home owner there were snakes on the loose in the neighborhood. >> and if she can come into our house to make sure it is not in our kitchen drawers and take measurements. >> the home owner said the thought of snakes scared her and she allowed the person into her home. >> she looked under my kitchen sink. but then she was talking in her lapel. it wasn't in english. she just stood there. >> that was the first of several red flags. the home owner said she did not see an official city car outside and the badge did not look authentic. it was when the person ordered the famil
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Aug 10, 2013 11:00pm PDT
of a march on u.s. berkeley. richard blum's competition, was given the right to pay off 7070 post offices acountry. >> right now. about 160 pieces a year. which is the same it was in 19 # #. when i started in 1975 it was lower than that. a smith that the mail has gone away. they're trying to still this one off. historic building with a lot of value. downtown area. beg money. >> postal service is forced to close because of a decrease in mail volume. because of the downturn of the economy. i want to see government cuts. the little league team lost the plan. >> a viewing party in belmont. belmont redwood took on the team by chulla vista. for a chance to play in the little league world series. the score was 9-0. that didn't matter. one game and tell the story of an incredible season. what's been absolutely something they will never forget. hopefully give them a nice welcome back tomorrow. >> more details on how the game played out in a bitle little. well, you don't see this everyday in the bay area. we'll show you what happened to the horse, the carriage and the girl who was in it. >> they ha
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Aug 26, 2013 11:00pm PDT
enforcement agents claiming they broke the law. it cost one man thousands. george kiriyama joins us with the details. >> reporter: the imposters have struck again. this time in hillsborough, late this afternoon. a man in south hillsboro, answered a strange phone call from someone claiming to be a d.e.a. agent. >> and trying to extort money out of the victim. >> reporter: it wasn't a d.e.a. agent. it was an imposter. >> they told the victim they ordered a prescription drug over the internet and that it's a violation of the law. >> the victim had purchased the prescription drug online. but during the call, a red flag. >> at that point, the person on the phone was trying to set up some method of payment. whether it be credit card or wire transfer. and the resident ended the phone call and called us. >> reporter: she buys prescription drugs online. she had no idea the scam was going on. >> we rely on technology for greater access. and we're getting to a point where we have to think about how do we make it a safer transaction. >> reporter: hillsborough police say the victim in this case
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Aug 7, 2013 11:00pm PDT
in the bay area, unable to return to china. tonight, he speaks to us about his injuries. and the technicality that allowed him to sue the airline. jean elle joins us from sfo with the inside story. >> reporter: the 60-year-old passenger who filed this lawsuit tells me he's wondering if his life will ever be the same. he managed to walk off the wreckage that is still here at sfo. but tonight, he says, he can't escape the pain from a back injury or nightmares about the crash. >> with the seat belt, that made me not -- surprising enough. because the impact was very strong. >> reporter: henry says he remembers slamming to the tarmac when flight 214 crashed in sfo. but he's not sure how he ended up with a cracked jaw, a strained neck and a shattered vertebrae in his spine. >> i cannot -- because of the pain. also, i have -- >> reporter: he spent a restless and painful month recovering in a san francisco hotel. he can't return home to shanghai, china, and his job as a university professor, until his back heals and he can sit through the 11-hour flight. he's not sure when that will be or if the pain
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Aug 24, 2013 11:00pm PDT
is 7% up from 5% earlier today. nbc bay area's monty francis is joining us with the latest. >> reporter: good evening. you can see there's quite of bit of smoke in the air tonight. firefighters working and a couple of days ago the fire doubled in size. it has since slowed down quite a bit. it is a massive, unpredictable fire and firefighters are not taking any chances. as a huge plume of smoke billowed over the ridge, firefighters attended an evening briefing. hearing tips on how to avoid fatigue and stay safe. >> more importantly safety with those snags. be careful out there at night where you can't zee see those things. >> reporter: 1,000 fire personnel are living here in tents. a makeshift city of sorts with a few of the comforts of home. >> it's not bad. camping they provide great food, showers. it's great. >> thanks. >> crews headed out tonight to fight a fire that is already consumed an area bigger than the city of san jose. flames are now less than four miles from the reservoir where san francisco gets most of its water it. >> is possible it could reach there with its movement. t
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Aug 27, 2013 11:00pm PDT
happy son of a gun. >> the flames were up high. and the smoke was unbelievable. it was almost choking us. >> reporter: other families weren't so lucky. one woman fought back tears when she told me her and her husband didn't have renter's insurance and they lost everything. 50 people were evacuated when the fire spread. and the red cross set up a temporary shelter at fairfield high school. investigators are trying to determine how the fire started. >> it could be a cigarette. it could be a bottle on the side of the row that catches the sun the right way. with the grass and the humidity as low as it is, it could be a number of things. >> we asked if the response was slow because there's so many crews at the rim fire in yosemite. the short answer is it's hard to tell. but the fairfield fire department doesn't have any crews at the rim fire. live in fairfield, monty francis. >> so sad for the families who last everything. >>> we mentioned the rim fire near yosemite. it continues to spread. historic sequoia trees are in the fire line. so is our water supply. 280-square miles have burned. it's
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Jul 31, 2013 11:00pm PDT
could have a traffic mess. >> i can't stress enough we, the union, atu, i can only speak for us, are working diligently to try to get a negotiation set up. we do not think it's responsible for the district to hold the bay area hostage. >> the sticking point, salary, pension and health benefits. >> the b.a.r.t. strike on monday could be worse than the previous one, that's because that happened on july 4th week. >> you take b.a.r.t. away from the bay area, you get this. that's why the metropolitan transportation commission wants you to get this, alert.511.org. >> these kinds of transportation emergencies is what 511 is built for. >> 511.org measures traffic congestion and posts it in real time measured from caltrans, chp, various transit operators, all the information fed to this brain center in oakland. 511 monitors fastrak sensors and loop detectors on freeways and highways. >> every minute it shoots a beam across the roadway, captures the speed of any vehicle, not identifying it, just a blip we get, a minute by minute sense of how fast traffic is moving on any particular corrid
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Aug 6, 2013 11:00pm PDT
're expecting union respect e representatives, to come and talk to us. don't know how far after 11:00. close to a settlement, but don't have one yet. we'll keep you posted. >> fingers crossed. >>> as for b.a.r.t., contract talks may be on hold. but there will be a lot of talking going on tomorrow. the independent review board, appointed by jerry brown, will hold a public meeting at 10:30 in the morning at the state building in downtown oakland. the panel will hear arguments about what -- why they haven't been able to strike a deal. the board will report to the governor who will decide if a cooling-off period is necessary. >>> an east bay family is desperate for answers tonight. no one has heard from a dedicated mother and federal employee since sunday night. her family suspects foul play. nbc bay area's jean elle joins us from emeryville with more on the disappearance and the clues this woman left behind. jean? >> reporter: raj, sandra koch eke family says, police have recovered some of her belongings in emeryville, richmond and in oakland. but it's been two days and there's no sign of the 5
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Aug 9, 2013 11:00pm PDT
gassing up coke's car and using her atm card. >> this is an ongoing investigation. it's evolving, it's evolving quickly now. things have happened. a body has been located. >> reporter: while the coroner works to identify that body, more information is coming out about randy alana. alana is a high-risk sex offender and was acquitted on a murder charge in the '80s and charged with killing a man while in jail awaiting trial. now hee a person of interest in the disappearance of sandra coke. and police say that it's important to note that no charges have been filed against alana in this case. reporting live near vacaville, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> now to the south bay. there are signs of trouble. neighbors say it's a shock but not exactly a surprise. sunnyvale police found a woman's dead body inside of a home following a tense standoff. nbc has more from sunnyvale with this story. george? >> reporter: you're right. neighbors say they're not surprised this happened. for years they say yelling and screaming were the norm coming from this home. >> i knew if there
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Aug 2, 2013 11:00pm PDT
kind of a day. >> and you know the deal. even if you don't use b.a.r.t., this is not good news. cheryl joins us tonight. why did the talks break up tonight? >> reporter: they did leave early tonight. maybe it's because they wanted to go in their respective corners and talk amongst themselves. maybe it is because they'll be here early tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. both sides telling me that they don't want to negotiate in the press so we really don't know what is going on at the bargaining table. still, the public seems to be getting a little restless. >> i'm just upset that b.a.r.t. hasn't been negotiating as much as they could have been in the last 30 days. >> i need b.a.r.t. to get to work. i don't like taking three and four buses to get to work. that is a hassle. >> reporter: there is a lot of public opinion about a possible b.a.r.t. strike. the transit agency's chief negotiator doesn't seem to care. >> i don't pay attention. my objectives is to try to settle the contract. >> reporter: talks ended before 8:00 tonight and the strike clock is ticking. >> they're trying to generate a
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Aug 12, 2013 11:00pm PDT
in the country, requiring california schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom and locker room of choice. and to play whichever sports team, male or female, to participate with. >>> the bill that the governor signed is modeled by a policy in effect here in san francisco schools. that policy says, transgender students have the right to access teams and facilities they identify with. transge transgender students say this will make it easier to go to school. >> people say you'll grow out of it. but i'm not. i'm a boy. >> reporter: 16-year-old ashson lee says coming out as transgender was not easy. fitting in presented more challenges. >> i was placed in the girl's class in p.e. >> reporter: schools can't discriminate against transgender students. but being assigned classes and bathrooms based on gender is discrimination. >> that one kid that's different than everybody else in the locker room. >> lee took his concerns to the state capital. governor jerry brown signed it into law, giving k through 12 students the right to join the sports team and use the bathroom they believe matche
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Aug 14, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. >> it took me four years to exorcise one man fully. >> reporter: no u.s. medical organization recognizes exorcism. >> i'm welcome to debate anybody on the subject. i haven't found anybody to debate me. i've been trying to find scientists and doctors and physicians. nobody wants to debate me. >> reporter: but father thomas says the ritual doesn't need a debate nor acknowledgment from anyone except those who need the help. >> people are coming. and they're suffering from what they perceive to be demonic. even though it may not be, we're still there to help support them however we can. >>> now, to a developing story. we're learning hannah anderson and her alleged kidnapper called each other more than a dozen time the same day investigators say james dimaggio killed her mother and brother. the new information was revealed in search warrants revealed today. anderson's friends told investigators, dimaggio took the teenager on day trips. most recently to malibu and hollywood. they revealed details about the murders. dimaggio tortured anderson's mother and brother before killing them. >>> a high
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Aug 20, 2013 11:00pm PDT
it started moving quickly. it cause us sort of by surprise. that cal fire came up and said, you've got to go. >> reporter: the evacuation had a time limit. >> they gave us about 15 minutes to get out. >> reporter: more than a hundred students and staff who were staying at the camp are safely back in the bay area tonight. at last report, the camp is still untouched by fire. it's now being used by firefighters as a staging area. in dublin today, about 160 acres burned at the military base near the jail. firefighters responded and called in two fixed wing aircraft and a helicopter to stop it. >> it was driven by winds and fuels from the west to the east. approached tasa hara road. a smoke grenade used during outdoor military training sparked the fire says an army spokesperson. this fire a reminder that the area remains under a red flag warning. >> getting back to yosemite. i don't want to leave you with the impression that yosemite is closed. you just can't get there easily from 120. you have to take a different route. terry mcsweeney, nbc bay area news. >> not just california, wildfires are bu
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Aug 23, 2013 11:00pm PDT
improve. more than 2,600 are working to gain control of the blaze. jodi hernandez joins us live where you attended an emotional community meeting this evening. >> reporter: emotions are so high. residents have frustrated, scared, and worried. the rim fire has been burning for more than a week. many residents have been evacuated from their homes for days. tonight they had a chance to talk to fire officials directly. the outlook isn't exactly a rosy one, at least getting accurate information is put something folks a bit at ease. >> the fire is still dynamic, still growing. to what extent, we do not know. >> reporter: while the rim fire is still burning out of control, firefighters say they have made progress. while 16 structures have burned, firefighters say they've been able to save some 6,000 houses. fire officials held a community meeting in groveland tonight. >> what we're looking at right now -- >> reporter: detailing their fire-fighting strategy and answering the questions of hundreds of worried residents. residents like dharma barsoti whose home and family business are in the line of
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Aug 11, 2013 11:00pm PDT
and crashed into a tree about midnight. kimberly tere joins us from the scene with the latest. >> reporter: that car crashed into a tree in the center median here. you can see that's where friends and family have come to pay tribute to the teenagers who were killed. right after the crash last night they could hear the teenagers crying out for help. friends and family gathered in the spot where two teenagers were killed overnight. >> i had to see it for myself. it's something that is hard to see. >> reporter: this is video from somebody who lives on the avenue. the driver was killed. a passenger, a 16-year-old was taken to the hospital, where he died. his family says he was an only child in a tight knit family. >> he was funny, always smiling, always joking with me. a cheerful person. someone -- someone -- someone that you would want to be around. he was a wonderful person. for this to happen is devastating for us. >> police say three other male passengers were ejected from the car and suffered critical injuries. police say no other vehicles were involved. neighbors say cars often speed dow
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Aug 1, 2013 11:00pm PDT
to the union. he spoke at an occupy oakland demonstration in 2011. >> whether you use bart or not, be prepared for a monday morning strike. car-pooling will be key. either organize your own or casual car-pooling. you can try that. there are about 20 casual carpool locations from fairfield to san francisco. for a map of where you can catch a ride, go to our bart strike resource page at our website. as we saw last month, bart riders flooded the ferries during the four day strike. they are already increasing their staff and crew. on monday, they'll expand the number of boats in service from 8 to about 12 or 13. the boats will leave as early as 5:00 in the morning. >> are there any lessons to take away from the four day strike back in july. we have the look at the bigst trouble spots that we saw during the last strike that you'll want to avoid this round. >> reporter: if you thought the first strike was bad, the sequel could be even worse. tonight we talk with commuters who are bracing for gridlock and traffic jams. >> add more minutes every time. it's ridiculous. it's hot out and everything. >> r
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Aug 8, 2013 11:00pm PDT
coke, the federal investigator who has been missing since sunday. >>> thanks for joining us. >> new developments tonight in the search for an oakland woman. sandra coke. earlier today, nbc bay area obtained exclusive information that police have detained a person of interest in her disappearance. he is 56-year-old randy alana, a convicted sex offender, who has a personal history with coke. and tonight, police are taking their search into vallejo. that's where we find cheryl hurd. >> reporter: police agencies are looking for sandra coke. they will not tell us what led them there but they are pulling out all the stops to find her. members of the major crimes unit homicide left oakland police headquarters tonight, heading for the fairgrounds in vallejo, to search for a missing oakland woman, sandra coke. >> there's a person of interest. and that person has been arrested on a separate offense. we have not arrested this person in this case. but we are looking at this person as a person of interest. and that person is randy alana. >> reporter: nbc bay area has learned that alana is a sex
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Aug 17, 2013 11:00pm PDT
victims and believe there could be others. in santa cruz with more for us. monty? >> reporter: good evening. police served search warrants here at the surf school and the owner's home and they found inappropriate photos of girls. the suspect in this case is well-known in the community. >> my main concern is the safety of the people on the beach. >> 38-year-old dylan is known to many for efforts to clean up the beach and keep the shore free of hypodermic needles. now he is held on a half million dollars bail at the santa cruz county jail accused of lewd and lascivious acts with children known as an expert surfer. he is seen displaying the skills he teaches to students at the santa cruz surf school. among the evidence collected at his business and home were photos and videos police say he made of girls changing into their wet suits. police say he coaxed girls with free surf lessons and then made sexual advances. the girls were just 13 and 14 years old at the time. for many people the allegations are shocking. >> he's definitely a predator. a predator. he's sick in his mind. yeah. if t
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Aug 22, 2013 11:00pm PDT
happened close to santa collar ray university, including one last night. kimberly terry joins us live near the university with the latest. >> jessica, that last attack happened literally steps away from santa clara university. it happened last night about this time and police will not say whether the victim is a student, but did release a detailed sketch of the suspect. santa clara police say just after midnight wednesday, a woman was walking on franklin near sherman when a man attacked her. >> she was approached, knocked to the ground and sexual assaulted. she was able to fight off her attacker, ask he fled. >> reporter: this is a sketch of the suspect a white male 6 to 6'2" weighing 200 pounds with an athletic build, hazel eyes and dirty blonde hair. >> it looks scary. >> reporter: but you don't recognize -- >> it doesn't look like a student. >> reporter: will you keep a lookout? >> definitely. >> reporter: the night of the attack, the bar was packed. bartenders saw the police activity outside. they now have the suspect's sketch up and are telling patrons to be aware. this is the third a
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Aug 5, 2013 11:00pm PDT
something. and somebody knows something. we're hoping that the public is going to help us track this case and give us direction with the investigation. >> reporter: these friends visit downtown san jose on the weekend. they say it can get crazy. but nothing like this. kimberly's family says she graduated from independence high school. she was a nursing student. and about to begin her sophomore year. police say it appears she was at the wrong place at the wrong time. >> right now, our victim certainly appears to be an innocent bystander. tragic circumstance where's it sounds like she was driving through the area and a stray bullet struck her. >> reporter: tonight, her high school friends held a prayer service at the family home. if you know anything, call san jose p.d. >> such a tragic story. thanks, george. >>> happening now, big delays at two bay area airports because of a computer glitch. people from sfo and san jose, said the computer system used to check in passengers is down right now. passengers are being checked in manually. and that's causing delays. the airlines affected at sfo a
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Aug 18, 2013 11:00pm PDT
for dead is the same man who gets off a bus here at 6:45 every evening. >> he used to have a suitcase on wheels and he used to bring that along with him every day at quarter to 7:00 every day. >> reporter: on saturday police say someone hit him while he was walking just east of harriet avenue in san jose. >> an older model pickup truck unknown make and model number was traveling westbound. at some point the two of them collided. >> reporter: it was dark and some people saw a pickup truck leaving the scene. >> we have no description of the driver as it was 8:45 at night and the sun had set. in that area this are not a lot of street lights. >> reporter: the pickup was white or beige in color with a red stripe on the hood. traffic is not heavy in the area and they don't know much about the victim. >> he left them there. >> reporter: but those who live here are in shock. >> how could you do that? how could anybody do that? it's terrible. >> reporter: the only thing we know about the victim is that he is a 61-year-old man. if you have information, please contact the chp. reporting live i'm
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Aug 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: the u.s. forest service has used the word destroyed. but at the same time they're saying they haven't had a chance to go in and do an assessment to see if any of the buildings have survived. so that's where it stands tonight, diane. >>> understood. and anthony slaughter is in the weather center. it's just 7% contained. is the weather helping or hurting the situation right there? >> unfortunately, the weather is not helping the situation. they're talking about dry conditions that have been in place really since january. and all of the brush around this air what is just so dry that it burns very easily. and the air itself, well, the humidity is really the factor here keeping things dry also as well. you'll notice that humid et only 10 to 20%. not much in terms of what's going to help this fire go away. surface winds are out of the northwest at 5 to 15. winds aloft are about 40 miles per hour. so the characteristics of what actually is happening, this system is creating its own firestorm. you've got updrafts, downdrafts. and the smoke around this fire is more dense than the
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Aug 13, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. and his bike wiz being used for his research, to help other blind people get around. ultrasonic sensors to help someone blind know what's in front of them. without the special bike, his research has been called off. >> i was confident that i had a secure location for my bike. and i think that confidence has been destroyed. >> reporter: higgins is upset because he was trying to make a difference for others, by giving the blind the freedom to get around. he wants to see his invention placed on blind people's bikes all around the world. but his dream is put on hold. >> i have to do some soul-searching and sort of decide what i want to do from here. but i think that's what was taken away from me, more than the bike. >> reporter: now, higgins believes is like blind people riding bikes, like the driverless technology for cars. when the technology gets better, both will be accepted. >>> staying with the cycling theme, later this month, the bay area bike share program will hit the streets. customers will be able to grab bikes from kiosks in five cities. the program will include 700 bikes and 70
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Aug 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
to everyone in the bay area, cheryl. >> jessica, they pose as utility workers and they use a hat and vest like this. they use the clothing to gain your trust. little did the victims know they were about to be burglarized by imposters. >> it seemed very pleasant and nice and he said he wanted to see the easement in the back, and he was with pg&e. >> a story richard and his partner allen fell for when a man dressed as a utility worker came to this home in the 1200 block of sunny hills road in oakland. >> he was so professional. he had so much to say. >> cardin says the man told him he wanted to check theesement in the backyard. didn't seem unusual because the city of oakland wrote everyone in the neighborhood this letter back in may warning them about a project like this. so he let the man in. >> and eventually, a second man came up and sat down with me and started talking. they were both very pleasant. >> so pleasant while one of them kept the two engaged in the backyard, the other one ransacked and stole valuables upstairs in the home. >> and they took all the jewels he can family heirlooms. >
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Aug 19, 2013 11:00pm PDT
burning right now. they are ready to jump into action. we bring in nbc bay area's jean to tell us how these people are preparing. >> i'll tell you, we are starting to see lightning. the red flag here is out at the moraga fire district. firefighters all over the bay area. >> i look out the window. there is smoke all over the other side of the street. >> we were panicked. this area is open space. >> michelle and her son saw flame across the street from their house and worried the fire and dry brush would spread. they said crews put this fire out before it could burn nearby home. partly because an extra engine with additional firefighters showed up. the fire departments all over the bay area are beefing up staffing during a red flag warning. in san mateo county. cal fire is expecting some out of town help. crews are preparing for lots of lightning. >> since this weather warning has started, we've had about 25,000 lightning strikes throughout the state of california. and a substantial amount have been on the eastern sierra. >> thunderstorm are expected in the bay area. and firefighters sa
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Aug 15, 2013 11:00pm PDT
joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: police want you to be on a lookout for a black camry with damage on the right front bumper. his daughter flew all the way to be with him here. and she's taking it quite hard. >> it's hard because his life changed instantly. and of course, because i love him and we're family, my life has changed, too. >> reporter: alexis has spent the past seven days at her father's hospital bedside, hoping and praying he will wake up. >> the strongest man in your life for your whole life. and to see him in that bed and he's helpless, it's very hard. >> reporter: it was about 5:45 last thursday morning, her father was riding his bike to work. he was in the bike lane going southbound on fremont boulevard when someone in a car hit him. and didn't stop. >> there's somebody out there right now that doesn't seem to care that they did this to a person and to a family. >> reporter: alexis flew out from her connecticut home to be with her dad. >> it's my job to be here with him. >> reporter: the police don't have much to go on. they're looking for a black or a d
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Aug 16, 2013 11:00pm PDT
's reporter joins us live. >> reporter: right now we are in mountain vow. at last point we heard they were in palo alto, but they will be coming right through here. we don't know quite when, but they're about 6 thousand of them somewhere in palo alto at this moment. we did see police officers in cars and motorcycles earlier riding alongside the massive swarm of cyclists, making sure everything was going smoothly, definitely was the ultimate challenge. thousands joined the parity on wholes as they hit the streets. >> it's going great. we're having fun. my brother-in-law just fell and i can't find him, but we're wei we're having fun. >> riding with the group, making sure nobody gets out of hand. >> reporter: they say the ultimate challenge is the massive amount of cyclists sharing the road with cars on a busy friday night. >> it's difficult. as long as the bicyclists are obeying the traffic wilaws, ande just follow along, making sure they don't get out of control. >> reporter: for some, the heavy traffic was a bit too much. >> it could cause disruption. >> reporter: and cause near accidents.
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